31st October 1969

31st October 1969
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Bishops To Share More Power

From Alan McElwain in Rome T HE Extraordinary Synod of Bishops ended on Monday with Pope Paul, while not in the least diminishing his own supreme authority, undertaking to......

Synod Marks Great Step Forward

From Fr. JOHN HARRIOTT, S.J. in Rome C ORPSES make good copy, but there were no pools of blood in the Hall of Broken Heads when the Synodal Fathers adjourned for the last time......

Cardinal Criticises Delay

By a Staff Reporter C ARDINAL HEENAN, on the Panorama television programme on Monday, denied accusing the Pope of "lethargy" and "footdragging" in implementing the......

Cafod Family Fast Day

BY A STAFF REPORTER T ODAY is Family Fast Day. the second of the year, organised by the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (Cafod), It was agreed by the Hierarchy that the......

Reply To Critics Of

TV SEX LESSONS By a Staff Reporter F EARS that the BBC's sex education series will encourage children to sexual experiments, and may seem to divorce sex from the context of......

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Inter-church Race Board Planned

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT C ONSULTATIONS are to be held among all Britain's major Churches on the creation of an inter-Church body to watch over racialism, as the result of a......

New Abbey For Monks Of Nunraw

HE 41 Cistercian monks Nunraw, East Lothian. are taking up residence in their new abbey buildings today. Built at a cost of £150.000, it is the first new abbey to be built in......

Churchman Of

• t • mtens y • t • mtens y M ANY were the changes, both personal and universal, that punctuated the life of Monsignor Vernon Johnson, who died last week at 83. Throughout......

`soccer And Walks Can Pave Way To Ulster Peace'

BY A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT M ORE football games, gymnasiums and walks in the mountains, and less drinking, could help put troubled Northern Ireland back on the road to peace,......

B.b.c. Tv Sex Lessons

the programmes will he seen by parents and teachers in many places before they are generally presented. By and large. the BBC spokesman told me. reaction to the announcement......

Behan Seeks Money For Guns In U.s.

TIOMINIC BEHAN, Irish Republican Army spokesman and brother of the late Brendan Behan,the playwright, told a meeting of the militant Students for a Democratic Society in......

Abortions 'putting Mental Strain On Nurses'

BY A STAFF REPORTER N URSES in some hospitals are suffering increasing mental strain due to the spectacular increase in the number of abortion cases since the Abortion Act came......

Priests' Aid For Aged Refugees

MICHAEL BOTTOM LEY, appeals secretary for Help the Aged, has left London on a research trip to examine in greater depth the needs of aged refugees and destitute old people in......

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Enviable Dollies

by PAULA DAVIES I WAS petrified before I arrived, because schools with high academic reputations invariably give me the shudders. I expected to see droves of plain,......

Hodge-podge Of Panto Rhymes

by H. R. F. KEATING B ELABOURING week this week, 1 am sorry to say. I would be happier enthusiastically recommending the latest outpourings of the generous box, but when......

Beguiled By Bunuel

rlIWO leading Continental directors have made puzzle pictures. La Voie Lactie ("A," Cameo-Poly and Classic, Baker Street). is by Luis Bunuel, an old hand at making Catholics......

The Call From God

-A LL of Christ's followers are invited and bound to pursue holiness and the perfect fulfilment of their proper state." (Constitution on the Church, Para. 42). This was the call......

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Opinion

OPPOSITION IN PORTUGAL P REDICTABLY and true to form, the Portuguese elections resulted in a landslide for the National Union,' the organ of the official movement, and the only......

Change From Within

• The traditional Socialists and Republicans : lack appeal. They are mostly middle-aged pro: fessional men with no interest in forming a . working class movement. The militant......

Does It Matter How We Worship?

T HE introduction of the new form of Mass liturgy has been postponed until the beginning of Lent. Some people will be disappointed. others relieved, but many don't care much......

When U.s.

leaves Vietnam AMERICAN student pro test has to its credit at least one outstanding success — since the moratorium earlier this month it is now clear to everyone that the......

From Norman St. John-stevas In America

far West as Malaya and Burma but there are now a number of sufficiently stable nations in the Far East such as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia etc. to contain a Communist drive for......

From Douglas Brown In Rome

Poor old English BISHOP WORLOCK of Portsmouth, who in his capacity as Adjutor to the Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops claims to have revolutionised the Vatican's information......

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Doubts Over All This Vocal Prayer And Posturing

N OW that we stiffnecked conservatives of the older genera tion have dutifully, if not enthusiastically, accepted the rapid changes that have taken place in the liturgy, may one......

Taking The Host In The Hand

particularly pro g ressive Catholic (for those who will immepriest would then say, "Body rible revolutionary Catholics!). did. of Holy Communion would partake of Holy Communion......

Enough Of These Nasty Cartoons

I WISH to express my disapproval of the cartoon appearin g on the front pa g e of the issue of your paper of October 17. I consider it transg resses the bounds of good taste. It......

Priest Entitled To Free Speech

I is quite obvious that Annetta Lord has never met Fr. David Donnelly who has given her offence (October 24) by stating his reason for leaving the staff of the College for the......

Value Of Reflection' Articles

O N the occasions that I man%.-." a g e to g et hold of the CATHOLIC HERALD I invariably find the "Reflection" article interestin g and valuable. The one by Canon Drinkwater in......

Question And Answer

Conducted by Fr. JOHN SYMON Always a priest? Question—W hat are we to understand by reports of priests being laicised and permitted to marry? I thought that, once ordained, a......

Defending The Rights Of Hippies

C ONTRARY to Mr. Reston's wild speculations (October 17) I would not, in fact, like to see the Church as a Latinised version of the Salvation Army. (Why particularly Latinised......

Vital Work

I WAS very interested in your article of October 24 "Carin g for ex-approved school g irls". I wish Miss Murphy and her or g anisation "Contact" all the success they deserve in......

Joy Of Having A Creator As Your Tv Critic

I SEE that two of your readers (October 24) have been having a go at your television critic, H. R. F. Keating. May I, sir, "criticise" him (in the primary sense of the word)?......

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The Debt Long Owed To Forgotten Heroes

by Fr. J. F. McDONALD The Seminary Priests by Godfrey Anstruther O.P. (St. Edmund's College, Ware Ushaw College, Durham 60s.) C ATHOLICS in England are greatly indebted to the......

Unrebellious Controversy

by T. CORBISHLEY, S.J. The Catholic Case for Contraception ed. by Daniel Callahan (Arlington Books 50s.) I1HE title is, obviously, a challenging one and will inevitably cause a......

The Fair-minded Baldwin Scapegoat Of A Generation

by A. P. RYAN Baldwin by Keith Middlemas and John Barnes (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 105s.) BALDWIN was the scape goat of a generation suffering from the guilt complex of having......

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Oberammergau 1634-1970

by SUSAN LESTER OBERAMMERGAU and its Passion Play are synonymous. Beautiful as the village and its setting are, its fame rests largely with the Passion Play, performed once......

Passion Play Lasts 6 1 /2 Hours

by a Special Correspondent THROUGHOUTnext summer, from May to September, there will be about three performances of the Passion Play each week. Performances last from 8.30 a.m.......

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State Of Celibacy 'a Superhuman Virtue' Says Pope

FROM A ROME CORRESPONDENT P OPE PAUL last week strongly defended the Church's law on celibacy for priests. He was speaking in the presence of bishops who had been attending the......

More Power For Bishops

HE Synod. voting on how episcopal conferences could have closer relations with each other,-ask4x1 for 1-Ways to he studied by which priests, religious and laity could, through......

Cardinal.

CRITICISES SECRECY From a Rome Correspondent C ARDINAL HEENAN criticised "needless secrecy" surrounding the Rome Synod when he addressed the bishops last Friday. Advance......

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Waugh Book On Biafra

`Britain's shame' By a Staff Reporter HUGH FRASER, M.P., commented last Monday that Biafra Week had began auspiciously with Sunday's rally in Trafalgar Square. He was......

`insist On Standards For Teenagers'

ADULTS should not shrink from their obligations to give direction to young people, a headmaster said on Saturday. He urged parents to lay down firm principles and insist on......

`initiative For Unity Must Come From Catholics'

OST Anglicans believe that the initiative for Church reunion will have to come from the Catholic Church, according to a survey of lay opinion carried out in the Anglican diocese......

Youth Group To Build Hospital

A PROJECT to build a school and hospital for the Bangwa tribe at Fontem, in the Cameroons, will benefit from the proceeds of a concert in the King's Hall, Belle Vue.......

Swanley's £87,000 School

NEW buildings costing £87,000 for St. Bartholomew's Catholic Primary School, Swanley, Kent, were officially opened yesterday by Air Chief Marshal Sir George Mills Gentleman......